The Mediterranean sea is tout court one of the architecture sources and it is at the origin of the history of living in the Old World. To the constant and founding role of the Mare Nostrum is connected, several millennia later, that promoting an impulse to contemporary architecture and, in particular, to the Modern Movement. Basing on this essential relationship a specific issue, related to coastal towns and the way in which they have concretely declined the interaction with the sea, is grafted. If the chronological period is restricted from the second post-war period to today, many of these relationships are missed opportunities, distracted meetings, where the coasts, like agricultural funds, have been considered, in a very simplistic way, areas suitable for an uncontrolled expansion.To the nineteenth-century process of overcoming the historic walls and the spread of the extra-moenia city, almost always, a certain indifference towards the peculiarity of the places was accompanied. On this vast and unresolved repertoire some exceptions positively stand out and, among them, here we would mention what has been made by the architects Pasquale Culotta and Giuseppe Leone in Cefalù, with a particular regard to some exemplary interventions such as: Salem house, the landscape Plan of the Rocca and the Detailed Plan of Cefalù, inside which are inserted the restoration projects of the Megalithic walls. Through these three "occasions" it’s possible to know, even if for fragments, one of the most significant Italian architectural lessons of the second part of the twentieth century.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||PROYECTO Y CIUDAD|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|